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Win98 without autoexec.bat & config.sys

Posted on 1998-11-18
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I've just noticed that my Autoexec.bat & Config.sys have
disappeared from my system, but WIN98 still boots and
all programs seem to function normally. I can even use DOS
programs from WIN98. How can this be????
I noticed that the 2 files were gone when there was a bad
handle error when my computer was booting up so I try to
look in the autoexec file, and it was not there!
How can the system boot at all without these 2 files???
Anyone can help?
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Windows 98, and 95 do not need Autoexec.bat or Config.sys. The only reason to use them now, is to load DOS drivers for real mode DOS programs. i.e. Sound Card, Anti Virus Software, etc.. Those two files are not needed. You can however, make them if you feel the need. Just open NotePad in Windows, or EDIT in DOS and make them. The only real files needed in Config.sys are as follows:: DOS=HIGH,UMB
          Load C:\Windows\Himem.sys
          LoadHigh C:\Windows\EMM386.exe noems
Just write those three lines in NotePad or EDIT and when you save, choose SAVE AS and name it Config.sys. Autoexec.bat is for loading programs, but if a program needs Autoexec.bat, it will create it automatically.
 
  I know this went on forever, but I wanted to be as elaborate as possible.
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by:wingmongyee
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Thanks. I knew how to create the files, but I didn't know that windows didn't need them.

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